War rumblings continue, as Netanhayu says Iran is another Nazi Germany

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Dangerous rumblings of war continue in the Mideast, the day after Israeli warplanes and surface-to-surface missiles attacked an Iranian military base near Damascus. Suspicion continues that an alliance among Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump and the Saudi Crown Prince, 32-year-old Mohammed bin Salman, plans to widen the conflict and target Iran.

Netanyahu reinforced this fear with a saber-rattling speech to the Saban Forum in Washington, D.C., in which he repeatedly called Iran another Nazi Germany, with a “ruthless commitment to impose tyranny and terror . . . to murdering Jews.” The Israeli prime minister spoke by satellite yesterday from his office in Jerusalem to the Forum’s yearly conference on the Middle East. He once again denounced the Iran deal, and endorsed Trump’s effort to “fix the great flaws” in the agreement.

[Netanyahu does not begin speaking until 44:20 of this video clip.] What is astonishing is that he approvingly quotes the Saudi Crown Prince describing Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, as “the new Hitler of the Middle East.”

Meanwhile, the opposition Israeli newspaper Haaretz published a worried lead editorial: “Israelis Have the Right to Know They They Aren’t Being Dragged Into War in Syria,” arguing that the attack on the Iranian installation “could be viewed as crossing a red line.” Haaretz warned that “a war is liable to break out because of poor judgment or a misunderstanding.”

Earlier, the Haaretz columnist Bradley Burston had argued that Netanyahu’s bellicosity toward Iran is at least partly designed to divert attention from his falling popularity and the corruption investigators closing in around him. No matter. It would not be the first time that cataclysmic fighting has broken out, in the Mideast or elsewhere, because of misunderstandings and selfish, miscalculating politicians — a characterization which fits the leaders of the United States and Saudi Arabia, as well as Israel.

So far, there is no news of these ominous rumblings in the U.S. mainstream media.

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  1. just
    December 3, 2017, 12:19 pm

    A true axis of evil~ those three morally bereft, lying ‘leaders’, consummate inciters and undiplomatic warmongers.

    From Haaretz, these nasties are/were welcomed to Saban:

    “…Excerpts of his speech were published on Saturday night, in which he vowed to stop Iran from entrenching itself in Syria.

    The Saban Forum is an annual conference on U.S. policy in the Middle East organized by the Brookings Institution.

    Other Israeli speakers at the event this year included former Prime Minister Ehud Barak, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked and the new leader of the Labor Party, Avi Gabbay. Topics discussed included the Iran deal and Saudi Arabia’s role in the Middle East.

    Later on Sunday, Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, will speak publicly for the first time about the Trump administration’s attempts to facilitate an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement. Kushner will talk about the administration’s peace efforts together with Haim Saban, the Israeli-born business mogul who funds the annual event.” 

    read much more: https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/1.826483

    • John O
      December 3, 2017, 1:07 pm

      “In what may be his farewell appearance before he is charged, Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, will speak publicly for the first time about the Trump administration’s attempts to facilitate an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement.”

      Fixed that sentence, so to speak, for you.

  2. HarryLaw
    December 3, 2017, 12:38 pm

    Netanyahu blustering again. ” Israeli Defense Minister Contradicts Netanyahu: “There Is No Iranian Military Force On Syrian Land” http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-28/israeli-defense-minister-contradicts-netanyahu-there-no-iranian-military-force-syria

  3. Atlantaiconoclast
    December 3, 2017, 12:41 pm

    Somehow, Iran fails to see the Jews in Iran that it could kill. Hmmmm.

  4. Paranam Kid
    December 3, 2017, 1:00 pm

    If there is 1 place that most resembles Nazi-Germany, it is the most racist state in the world: Israel.

  5. yonah fredman
    December 3, 2017, 2:15 pm

    I wonder how the USSR (sorry, I mean Russia) and Iran will react to this attack. Hezbollah will not attack. Israel has been bombing (occasionally) targets in Syria for a while.

    • Tuyzentfloot
      December 3, 2017, 5:47 pm

      That article stinks.

      • Rob Roy
        December 3, 2017, 10:08 pm

        You are right. That article DOES stink.

        BTW, for those who care about the truth, Iran has never attacked anyone, no matter what the Israelis say.

    • Tuyzentfloot
      December 4, 2017, 3:40 am

      But sorry for the rude reply. Too impulsive.
      A lot of the Israeli attacks were about support for rebels. They know all too well that there never was a nuclear reactor in Syria, and all the chemical weapons are gone without ever being used. The land bridge for Iran is a minor issue, there are no Iranian bases in Syria.
      But yes, influence of Iran is growing.

      • Citizen
        December 5, 2017, 5:35 am

        No problem, I didn’t like it either. And I agree also with Rob Roy.

  6. eljay
    December 4, 2017, 7:41 am

    … Netanyahu added that Israel will be the first to restore relations with Iran once its current regime falls …

    The hateful and immoral Zionist King of a deliberately and unapologetically belligerent, intransigent, oppressive, colonialist, (war) criminal and religion-supremacist state talks about regimes needing to fall. Huh.

  7. Misterioso
    December 4, 2017, 10:08 am

    Meanwhile:

    https://ahtribune.com/politics/2033-collapse-of-israeli-saudi-american-alliance.html

    “The Inevitable Collapse of Israeli-Saudi-American Alliance Against Iran and Resistance”
    By Miko Peled.

    American Herald Tribune, Dec. 2/17

    Excerpt:

    “Mohammad Bin Salman summoning the Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri and attempting to force him to discredit Hezbollah – a legitimate and stabilizing part of the Lebanese government – and the summoning of Mahmoud Abbas from Ramallah and ordering him to accept the new peace deal, is nothing more than a show of muscle by a new and inexperienced player. Even the praise Thomas Friedman heaped on him in the New York Times, where Friedman rather foolishly wrote that, ‘The most significant reform process underway anywhere in the Middle East today is in Saudi Arabia,’ can’t hide the fact that over reaching and that he is too young and inexperienced to understand the Middle East. Having failed miserably in Yemen, Syria and Iraq, Saudi Arabia lost massive ground to the Iranians and he hopes that Trump and Netanyahu will come to his aid. But he is relying on some very weak allies: The very legitimacy of Netanyahu and the entire Zionist project are now being brought to question and Trump will be fortunate if he is able to see the end of his first term as president without being forced to resign. One hopes that with the inevitable collapse of this alliance a new one will rise, one that will support a free Palestine and a peaceful Middle East.”

    • Tuyzentfloot
      December 4, 2017, 11:08 am

      Friedman, like so many others, view Saudi Arabia, as an country of extremists, but with the leadership, on our side and therefore, our best bet, is, to support the leadership, and that’s what he’s selling to us,,( and take your free commas here : ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,)

      I think that is a very problematic view.
      First, even if you take that view, it doesn’t mean you let the Saudis get away with everything. It just means you apply pressure while making clear you don’t intend to remove them.
      Then considering the extreme policies of the Saudis it’s not even clear whether they are able to distinguish those extremists from others, or whether they even bother and are just putting up a good cop/bad cop show.
      Let me put it this way. With 9/11 a credible story is that the CIA asked the saudis to find out more about some Al Qaeda people in the US, that the Saudis started supporting these people for that reason, and that the whole thing blew up in their face. The extra question though is whether this was bound to blow up. I wonder if they even know who is part of the ‘moderates’.

  8. Ossinev
    December 4, 2017, 11:43 am

    I am still confused on this one. Shouldn`t the Yahoo be claiming blatant anti – Semitism by the producers of the video. ? It is titled “A video Message from Prime Minister of the State of Israel ” and not “A video Message from Prime Minister of the JEWISH State of Israel”.

  9. eljay
    December 4, 2017, 1:32 pm

    Dangerous rumblings of war continue in the Mideast, the day after Israeli warplanes and surface-to-surface missiles attacked an Iranian military base near Damascus. Suspicion continues that an alliance among Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump and the Saudi Crown Prince, 32-year-old Mohammed bin Salman, plans to widen the conflict and target Iran. …

    Shame on King Bibi, Crown Ƭ̵̬̊  and Orange the Clown for singling out and existentially threatening the world’s only Iranian State.

  10. Vera Gottlieb
    December 4, 2017, 3:06 pm

    Every time I read something about Netan-yahoo, I feel like puking.

    • Citizen
      December 5, 2017, 5:43 am

      Natural gag reflex to cough up the thick mucus in the humane body.

  11. gamal
    December 6, 2017, 9:30 pm

    “What is astonishing is that he approvingly quotes the Saudi Crown Prince describing Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, as “the new Hitler of the Middle East.” ”

    In the Tunisian parliament a female MP Mubaraka Awainiya al Brahimi, no doubt spoke out of turn but still she speaks for almost every Arab now living, I’d recommend the video but here is the text :

    ““Your participation of the scandal known as the most recent meeting of the Arab Foreign Ministers in Cairo is the ultimate farce. You met to condemn a Yemeni missile which landed in the desert, while you remain silent about the killing and displacement of the whole Yemeni population. Are you not ashamed of the carnage of the heroes of Yemen? Instead you are showing solidarity with the aggressor country.

    “You and your Arab League rushed into criminalising the Hezbollah resistance, the only one carrying a gun in the face of the Zionist entity. At the same time, this league does not care anything when it comes to the terrorist organisations that immersed themselves in the blood of Arabs and Muslims – the likes of ISIS, Taliban, Jabhat al Nusra, Jund ah-Sham, FSA and many others.

    “Nor are you concerned about your failure in dealing with the crisis in Libya, and your inability to re-establish relations with Syria. Because the Saudi regime, America and Israel will not allow you to take such a position.

    “Your Excellency, what is falsely called the Islamic Coalition is the new Baghdadi coalition, and its General-Secretary is Benjamin Netanyahu. And its military commander is Eisencott, the commander of what they call the IDF. And the Tunisian people, who have paid with martyrs in all of the Arabs’ battles will not be part of a reactionary Zionist-American coalition.” ”

    https://barbaramckenzie.wordpress.com/2017/11/28/mubaraka-awainiya-al-brahimi-gives-the-parliamentary-speech-of-the-year/

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